Hawks Player Season Recap: Josh Magette

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Josh Magette (Steve Mitchell: USA Today)

Josh Magette spent most of his time racking up assists with our G-League affiliate Erie Bayhawks. 

Despite owning back-to-back Assist crowns in the NBA’s G-League, Josh Magette was never able to crack the Hawks’ rotation. Magette tallied only 216 minutes with the main club this season over the course of 18 games while on a Two-Way Contract.

Through the duration of the season, many fans on Social Media clamored for Magette to receive more playing time because of his G-League abilities. However, his game does not translate to the big league.

Against the lesser competition in the G-League, Josh was able to post a stat line of 15 PPG and 10.8 APG. He led Erie to the Eastern Conference Finals in just their first year (technically) of existence.

 

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Make no mistake, Magette is an elite passer who can thrive when put in the right situation. Unfortunately, he just can’t do enough other things to make him anything more than an emergency 3rd/4th string Point Guard at the NBA level.

Full NBA Stat Line

GP

18

PPG

2.6

FGM

0.8

FG%

32.6

3%

36.4

FT%

100

OR

0.1

DR

0.9

REB

1.1

AST

3.2

STL

0.4

TO

0.5

PF

0.9

A Look Ahead

Magette will likely find himself with the Hawks’ Summer League team this July in Vegas with another chance to impress the new coaching staff. He will also likely make the training camp roster but ultimately will find himself with another Two-Way Contract or back in the G-League permanently. At the age of 28, it is unlikely that Magette will be able to improve his game (shooting and defense mainly) enough to break the rotation on what will likely be another putrid Hawks team.

 

Phil Veasley | @_ATLPhil

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Phil Veasley
Phil Veasley is a resident of Atlanta who has been a die-hard Hawks fan since 2005. He is Civil Engineer student at KSU. Currently, Phil writes for Atlanta Hawks Talk while also managing all ATLSportsHQ sites. He can be reached on Twitter at @_ATLPhil

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